“It’s absolutely up to him. If he wants to take it he will take it anyway and I want to wish him all the best for the job.
“If he says it should be at a later stage in his career‚ I will also understand that and I will be looking forward to working with him a little longer.”
Putsche said he’s close to fully recovering from his leg injury and should be ready to be considered to play before the end of September.
“I’m not fully back yet but I’ve made my first steps on the soccer pitch again. I feel like it will take me another two to three weeks [to fully recover].
“I hope my teammates can do a job in the MTN8 while waiting for us. I hope to join them in this competition at a later stage.”
Putsche said he doubted that his absence in the City line-up towards the end of last season had an impact on the Cape club’s fourth-placed league finish.
“I don’t think we were [him and fellow influential midfielder Thabo Nodada] missed‚” he said.
“I think we lost the league at the beginning of the season when we played for the top eight trophy‚ because we dropped too many league points.
“People always forget that we were No 14 or 15 on the log after about eight rounds.
“I think we dropped too many points in the early rounds to really compete seriously for the league last year.”